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Winery Events for 2013

on December 10, 2012

The new year isn’t quite here yet, but we’ve already planned a selection of wonderful events at both Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel wineries. Take a look at the events below, and mark your calendars. We’ll have more information about each event as the dates approach. We hope to see you!

Cabernet Release Day at Far Niente

February 2: Be the first to taste and acquire the 2010 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon! You will also have the opportunity to taste aged treasures from Cave Collection and preview our 2011 Cabernet with Winemaker Nicole Marchesi.

By appointment: (707) 944-2861, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Nickel & Nickel Open House

February 2: Indulge in an array of our specially selected single-vineyard wines. Enjoy current releases, along with tastes of aged Cabernets and a sneak peak of our spring release wines.

By appointment: (707) 967-9600, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Futures Barrel Tasting at Nickel & Nickel

May 18: Preview our 2012 Single-Vineyard Cabernets from this bountiful and delicious vintage and reserve your favorite wines at special futures pricing.

By appointment: (707) 967-9600, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bacchanalia at Nickel & Nickel

June 15: Join us in the Barrel Cellar for a sumptuous celebration of food and wine. You will partake in a multi-course feast paired with a gorgeous selection of our single-vineyard wines. Seating is limited.

By appointment: (707) 967-9600, 6:00 p.m.

Cabernet Release Day at Nickel & Nickel

August 10: Celebrate the release of our 2010 Single-Vineyard Cabernets! Be the first to taste these wines, and take home your favorites from our newest vintage.

By appointment: (707) 967-9600, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Far Niente Chardonnay Celebration

August 10: Relax beneath the cork oaks with tastes of current and past vintages of Far Niente Chardonnay paired with bites from the kitchen.

By appointment: (707) 944-2861, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Harvest Party at Nickel & Nickel

September 28: Join us in the Gleason Barn for a celebration of the harvest season, complete with behind-the-scenes harvest tours, wine and paired bites.

By appointment: (707) 967-9600

Holiday Reception at Far Niente:

December 7: Toast the holidays with us at Far Niente and enjoy the music and culinary treats of the season, along with current and past vintages of Far Niente and Dolce.

By appointment: (707) 944-2861, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Tahiti on My Mind

on July 9, 2012

Larry Maguire, Far Niente President and CEO, looks forward to a cruise he and his wife are taking this October – and invites you to join them!

Last month we sent an email to our wine club members about the upcoming cruise in Tahiti with my wife, Karen, and me. We heard back from a number of people who indicated that they wished they could join us but were unable to attend. A few people said that the cruise was exactly what they needed and they will see us on board. Vincent, one of our wine educators, and Donna, our wine club concierge, both had 20 good reasons why they should go along, too.

I’ve been wondering why Tahiti is so alluring to me. Perhaps it comes from growing up in the shadow of Disneyland’s Tiki House. After years of audio-animatronic macaws, maybe I need to see the real thing. The Gauguin thing is a no-brainer. Before teenage boys know what Impressionism is, they notice the works of Gauguin and his Tahiti. What movie buff wouldn’t want to see the exotic islands and people who inspired crew of HMS Bounty to mutiny? Yes, it’s all of that plus the thought that Captain James Cook navigated the islands and that Charles Darwin visited Tahiti while aboard the HMS Beagle. I want to see this land that inspired people to write about a utopian society.

On board the beautifully renovated Paul Gauguin this October, we plan on hosting relaxed wine tastings, casual seminars and sumptuous dinners with magnificent wines all in serene, Polynesian settings. I imagine myself standing in waist-deep water with a glass of Far Niente Chardonnay and my arm around Karen. I’ve always been a romantic, so off we go on a small cruise ship to experience the ultimate “Dolce Far Niente,” a land where we can sweetly do nothing. We couldn’t be happier. Why not join us? Click here to find out more and to reserve your space.